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Is It A Cold Or Is It The Flu? What’s The Difference Between The Common Cold And The Influenza Virus?

People often confuse colds and the flu - and use the terms interchangeably.  But, there is a difference.

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Source: UINICEF Papua New Guinea
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Why Are People Dying From The Flu?

With the current outbreak of influenza peaking - and the news reports of the deaths associated with the flu - a lot of people are wondering:  why are people dying from the flu?  After all, isn't the flu similar to the common cold?

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Source: LambdaCZ via flickr
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Flu Vaccine Shortage Reported By Drug Manufacturers

As the nation braces for one of the worst outbreaks of influenza in several years, major drug manufacturers are reporting a shortage of the vaccine.

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TimmyGUNZ via flickr
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When To See A Doctor If You Think You Have The Flu

It's important to be safe during the influenza season.  Often, people are confused as to when  they should contact a doctor - of if they need  to.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Dirty Needles Are Putting Thousands At Risk Nationwide

Recently we heard of hundreds of people receiving injections with tainted medications, now, health officials are facing a quiet threat that was supposed to die with the advent of the disposable syringe more than 50 years ago: dirty needles. We trust the medical professionals when they recommend shots to prevent disease, or to aid our distress with a medical problem we may be suffering from. For many, that faith and trust has been violated.

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Source: bartificial via flickr
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Drug Manufacturers Must Disclose Payola

It's become so much of a standard that it's just assumed:  your doctor is at the receiving end of "leverage" from drug manufacturers to prescribe their medications.  And whether they receive pens and Sticky Notes with the pill's brand name on them or they receive a cash payment, the end result is that someone from the drug manufacturer has "marketed" those medications to your doctor so that they would be "aware" of the drug and be able to prescribe it to you

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‘Walmart Of Weed’ To Open In Arizona.

Rayman is  all about having the proper tools for job.
It's called the "Walmart of Weed."This newest big-box store is devoted to selling marijuana-growing equipment.
Its biggest outlet yet is to open Wednesday in Phoenix, where Arizona voters approved medical cannabis last fall

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Man Takes First Steps in 20 Years With Robot ExoSkeleton

Imagine losing the ability to walk. Imagine losing said ability for over 20 years.

Now, imagine the kind of elation you'd feel if an invention came along that made it possible for you to walk again.

That's exactly how the man in this video felt after using the ReWalk ExoSkeleton robot. Designed by Argo Medical Technologies Ltd., the robot is a lightweight brace device that attaches to your legs and restores a person's mobility functions.

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